Monday, March 31, 2014


Hello everyone!

After living in Houston for almost 2 years, I finally went to the Rodeo!  I know, how could I have missed it last year, right?  and I call myself a Houstonian...  well, actually, I don't really call myself a Houstonian,, I mean, have I lived here long enough to deserve the title?  probably not  haha

Anyway, David and I caught this year's rodeo on the last day, and it was so. much. fun!

We took the train there, and it was super easy to get there.  Thankfully, I live right by the metro station, and once we got on, it dropped us right in front of the rodeo!  Couldn't be easier.  I heard that if you try to drive there, parking is atrocious, so I highly recommend just taking the train in.

Even though it was the last day, there were still a lot of people, and we got to see so many cute little cowoys and cowgirls!  ahh so cute!  =D

The first thing that greeted us was a tunnel of food.  A very long tunnel (Well, more like a long tent) full of amazing food, so much meat, and lots and lots of people!

yup, this was at like,,, 10 in the morning and already full of people!  Go early in the day if you want to avoid being too crowded.

We also had to get in on the action, so we got some etouffee, which was like a,,, seafood/rice/stew ish thing.  It was the first time I've ever tried it, and it was actually really good!  Quite spicy though, so be warned  ;)

Then, we needed some meat, of course!  It's the rodeo after all!  and really, where else would get see a giant turkey leg, right? so we got a gigantic turkey leg.  Feeling soooo carnivorous!  haha

hmm... a Lady and Tramp moment...?  does the presence of turkey leg make it less romantic,,?  
aahaa.. haaa..  anyway, movin' on from that picture..

the Before and after photo of the turkey leg!  yup, we did good work!  XD

Next to the food lane, there are some indoor exhibitions, so we went to check it out!
It wouldn't be a rodeo without some cowboy hats!

some photo ops  =)
bahaha  David's photo is the funniest!

There were also some educational sections, and we got to see little chicks hatch!
I have never seen a chick actually hatching, so it was pretty cool to see.  Can you believe that the chick goes from that egg to that fluffy cute little thing we know as a chick in just a day?!

hatching from the egg                ::::         right after the chicks hatched     ::::                       a day later            

And there were other animals/baby animals present at the rodeo as well!
How cute is that baby calf?!  only about 2 days old!

I used to ride horses when I was younger, so I enjoyed getting to know this handsome stallion!  he was super friendly, and quite the magnificent beast!  =)

Then, we went out to enjoy the carnival!!

and even before I got to Houston, I had heard about fried Oreos, fried butter, etc, and when I saw that it was actually being sold, I HAD to try it!

the first bite!

there it is.  Fried Oreos.  In all its glory!   I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was actually pretty good!  and we didn't have a heart attack afterwards  =p

There were also other animals outside in the carnival as well, and we got to see some.  I heard there are usually more rodeo things happening (like actual riding of the horses, bulls, etc) but for some reason they weren't happening on that day..  So make sure you check the event calendar before you go!

camels!  in Houston!
and I think this was a possum?

Then, because I loooove me some amusement rides, but because David hates them, we just went on one ride  =)  see, compromises is what it's all about  haha  =p

I'm not sure what ride we went on, but it was one of those swing looking things that spin you really really fast and really high, and we attempted to take some selfies while we were at it.

I also snapped some while we were spinning around.  I couldn't actually see, but the camera actually did a pretty good job capturing the scenery that flew by us!

We got off the ride, wiped some tears off of our eyes (not because it was too scary, but because it was uber windy!  mmhmm) and walked around looking for some carnival games to try.  As we were walking around, we noticed this giant wall of smoke, and went to find that it was because of all of the BBQ that was happening!  I mean, look at all of these turkey legs!

Finally, we found two different games to try!

unfortunately, we didn't win anything  =(  those games are tricky...  but that's ok because it was still really fun, and we got to laugh a lot (mostly at one another  haha)

It was such a fun morning, and we would highly recommend going to experience it next year if you can!  I believe it will happen during March again probably?

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

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